1989 Gibson RB250 5 string Banjo. Includes Original Hardshell Case. CALL TODAY 404-372-5482.
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1989 Gibson RB250 5 string Banjo
This is a Greg Rich era 1989 Gibson RB250 with an ultra rare Kulesh AFP Tone Ring. This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia.
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This is a Greg Rich Gibson RB250 that is off the charts special because of this tone ring. The Kulesh Tone Rings are believed to be some of the best modern rings if not best of all time. The most coveted rings made by Kulesh were those with the AFP stamp which is a sign that the ring was made by Richard Kulesh Sr. This banjo has that tone ring. This is not your normal RB250 at all and there is a brightness, ring and volume that this banjo has which only the Kulesh AFP Ring Banjos have.
This has a 3 ply hard rock maple shell which appears to be slightly larger than normal. The neck and resonator are mahogany, each with white binding that has yellowed. There is an ebony fretboard with a Leaves and Bows inlay pattern. All of the hardware is original and nickel including a Gibson USA one piece flange and a 20 hole Gibson USA Kulesh AFP Tone Ring. The armrest is a one piece armrest and the tailpiece is a Presto. The tuners are original Gibson tuners with Gibson engraved on the back of the casing.
I am kidding in no way when I say this banjo pops, this banjo has it. It already doesn’t make sense that modern RB250’s are so much cheaper than other Mastertones but considering this ring is what it is this banjo will bring more money. This includes an original Gibson Hardshell Case.
The banjo has some playwear but has been professionally cleaned at our shop. I’ll mention first there is a surface crack on the back of the neck and some light cracking in the fretboard. The crack on the back of the neck is pictured. This is definitely a surface issue and does not need any attention for function but it is there. That is the only wear which is serious.
There is also some surface button scratching on the resonator which doesn’t go through the finish. The finish looks great overall and has been waxed to a nice shine. The fretboard has also been cleaned and oiled and the frets look great. There are spikes at frets 7,8,9 and 10.
The banjo has been disassembled and all of the hardware has been buffed to a nice shine. The banjo definitely looks great while playing and is still in very good condition overall. The original case has a bit of wear on the outside but truly not much and is also in very good condition.
This has been set up at the Banjo Warehouse. The head is a new Huber frosted head by Remo and is set to 90. The bridge is a Sosebee Bridge. This has new Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and this banjo is set up very well. This plays great and man this rings. This banjo will peel the paint off the walls if you know what I mean and is the banjo you have been looking for.
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